| Pickens County 4-H Hog Team Ends Season With Great Success (10/16/2013) |
This year the 24th Annual Georgia National Fair in Perry was held October 3-13. Eight 4-H’ers traveled to Perry on Oct. 10-12 for the market hog and breeding gilt show.
Courtney Chapman, Emily Dean, Elizabeth Adams, Carter & Mattie Nicholson, Ashley Edwards, Eli Godfrey, and Joshua Moss check... more
| Adult Education Recognized for Work in Bartow, Cherokee, Gilmer and Pickens (10/14/2013) |
The Technical College System of Georgia recently recognized Adult Education at Chattahoochee Technical College for meeting or exceeding enrollment and educational functioning level achievement goals. The program was one of 13 in the state to receive such recognition.
“It is gratifying to see our ... more
| CARES July - September 2013 Newsletter (10/14/2013)|
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In this issue: Eighth Annual Taste of Pickens, Volunteer Highlight - Ivan Brown, From the Front Lines, What does it mean to be poor in America?, and Leader Appreciation Week ...
| Collaborations Drives Discussion in Development of State Drug Treatment Standards for Adolescents (10/14/2013) |
Jacque Buice, Founder and Executive Director of Collaborations for Resiliency in Children, Inc. was recently appointed to Georgia’s Committee for Treatment Standards for Juvenile Drug Courts. Judge Brenda S. Weaver, Chief Superior Court Judge for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit, was instrumental in... more
| Feed Our Family Thanksgiving Dinner Changes This Year (10/14/2013) |
Families will receive and entire Thanksgiving meal to prepare themselves
Hill City Elementary in conjunction with Feed Our Family GA is making a change in the Thanksgiving meal distribution for this year only. Food boxes that contain items to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal will be available to families in need this holiday season. The boxes will contain all the ingredi... more
| Georgia GOP Officials Present Program in Pickens County (10/14/2013) |
On October 8th, Jasper became the gathering place for the top Republican leaders in Georgia. They were the guests of the Pickens County Republican Party and were here to ask what a lot of people seem to be thinking, "IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THE PARTY OF 'NO'"?.
Prior to the meeting at 7 p.m. ... more
| LEOs and Marble Festival (10/14/2013) |
As the 2013-14 school term began,a new LEO club came into being. That third Leo club sponsored by Jasper Lions is at Jasper Middle School. With Lion Brian Barnhill, Assistant Principal at JMS, serving as Lion Club liaison and assisted by faculty members Liz Fann and Susan Harden, the club is off to ... more
| Make Your Own Drum at Lakota Cove! (10/14/2013) |
November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th!
"Eat, Pray, Drum... A Native American Experience"
Mark Barfoot, drum maker for over 43 years, will guide you on a journey of making your own elkhide hand drum and beater. He will share with you his knowledge of native culture, the importance of the drum in Indian life, and wolf clan teachings,... more
| ONE OF OUR OWN IS ELECTED TO REPRESENT 9TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS IN GEORGIA (10/14/2013) |
Once again Pickens County has a State Committee member from the county. Larry Toney was elected to the State Committee at the 9th District Committee meeting in Demorest last week. Larry has represented the 9th District before so this is not his first "horse race".
The State Committee is the ... more
| Tate Day Festival at Old Tate Gym (10/14/2013) |
The Old Tate Gym, built in 1925, now serves as headquarters for Marble Valley Friends. It is one of several structures on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located just west of Tate Elementary School's lower parking lot. The Old Tate Gym is annually one of the centers of activity fo... more
| OPINION: Congressman and Senators Scare Tactics (10/10/2013)|
The Treasury Secretary is saying that Medicare, Social Security and Veteran's benefits are the first items be chopped if the debt ceiling is not raised. So when did this un-elected official get to decide that taxpayers who have been paying into the government coffers for years will be the first to f... more
| PHS Placed Third in the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition (10/9/2013) |
Chickamauga City Schools was overall school system winner
Congratulations to Chickamauga City Schools (Walker County) for winning the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition with an overall system average of 97.9%.
The contest was between Gordon, Floyd, Walker, Bartow, Pickens and Murray Counties.
The top 3 rankings of each category are l... more
| Pickens County 4-H Summer 2013 Bragging Brochure (10/9/2013)|
In this issue: S.A.F.E Team Challenge, Awards Banquet, Poultry Judging, Relay for Life, Fishing Days for the Handicapped & Elderly, State Shotgun, Farmer’s Market Events, North GA Homeschool Fair, State Horse Show, and "Taste of 4-H"...
| Tate Day—Vendors and Riders Wanted (10/9/2013) |
This year's Tate Day Homecoming Festival will be on November 2 . Visitors seeking arts and crafts vendors, the popular motorcar rides and a walk-through of the old Tate depot will find all those activities near the Highway 53 railroad crossing in old "downtown" Tate. That will also be a prime loca... more
| With Cooler Weather, Expect More Snake Activity of Warmer Days (10/9/2013) |
Fall is upon us. This means many changes for Georgia's snake species. As cooler weather trickles down throughout the state expect more snake activity on warmer days. Snakes that are normally more active at night may be seen later in the morning and earlier in the afternoons when temperatures are... more
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